Lochshell awarded contract for Banff Harbour repairs

Aberdeenshire Council has awarded a £1.3 million construction phase contract for repairs to the Banff Railway Jetty and East Pier.

Lochshell Ltd has been appointed as contractor, with the scheme being project managed by Turner & Townsend.

The works will reinstate the Railway Jetty after a partial collapse in June 2017 and strengthen the East Pier. Construction is expected to begin on January 18th, with completion expected in August.

Councillor John Cox, chair of the Banff Harbour Advisory Committee, said: “This is a very welcome reconstruction of these facilities which I am sure will be greatly-appreciated by harbour users, the wider community and visitors to the area.

“Banff Harbour is a real asset for the town, providing facilities for many pleasure craft, hobby fishermen and commercial interests. Huge investment was made several years ago to convert the once renowned smelly harbour into a marina, therefore I look forward to the works progressing this year and safeguarding the safe use of our harbour for many years to come.”

Councillor Doreen Mair, chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Banff and Buchan Area Committee, said: “Our harbours continue to play a significant role in supporting our local economy, so it’s tremendous to see such a significant project being undertaken at Banff.”

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